I hope you are all busy plotting your flash fiction entries for the competition. It's only 250 words. How hard can it be? Err...
Earlier this evening, Exeter writer, Dan Knibb sent me a link to this very excellent article in the Guardian on how to write flash fiction. I love the last paragraph where he talks about chipping a story sculpture out of a lump of stone. Food for thought! My experience says that if you're not careful the sculpture can turn into something very abstract indeed. But hey...it might be beautiful anyway.
The closing date is 31st August and it's free entry. Go on - you never know! It's not me judging, so even if you think I won't like it, that doesn't mean to say it won't win. Go HERE for rules.
I've put a Paypal button up for the short story course in the autumn now. It's in a new venue and on a Thursday evening. Go HERE for more info.